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Stranger, The

Published 1946

Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice.

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Run time 1:31:12
Producer Sam Spiegel
Production Company International Pictures/RKO
Audio/Visual sound, black & white


Reviewer: eggbone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2016
Subject: A must see film.
This film was well written and produced.
Welles, Robinson and Yound give wonderful performances. The supporting actors were well cast and played.Read the Wikipedia report on this one.
Reviewer: katperrr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 5, 2012
Subject: Orson Welles
What more needs to be said!
Reviewer: Richard-III - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2010
Subject: Classic!
Wonderful film with Edward G. Robinson and Orson Welles, playing against each other in a cat and mouse game. Kindler (Welles) is a fugitive nazi with blood on his hands, who after WWII tries to hide on the other side of the world, in a small American town. Loretta Young is his pretty American wife, who doesn't know a thing about her husband's past. Great acting, great story, great suspense!
Reviewer: keygrip - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2009
Subject: E.G gets his man
A decent thriller ably acted and directed and topical at the time with a famous climatic scene.
Otherwise,rather lacking in suspenseful moments.
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